Over the past two years, developers around the world have helped make Android Market the go-to place for more than 100,000 apps, games and widgets. Previously, you could only access Android Market directly from your device, but today, we are introducing the Android Market website that lets you browse and search for great apps right from your web browser.
The website makes it easy to discover great new apps with a bigger, brighter interface. You can also send apps directly to your Android device with just a few clicks—no wires needed. We’ve built in new social features, too. You can share apps with your friends through Twitter. And you can read and post app reviews directly to Android Market from the web or from your device.
And what about all those apps you’ve already purchased and downloaded? Sign in to the website with your Google account and click “My Market Account” to see all the apps you’ve purchased or downloaded. It makes managing all your apps quite easy.
The Android Market website was officially unveiled today during an event at Google headquarters where we showcased Honeycomb (Android 3.0), our latest Android release built from the ground up for tablets. Honeycomb has a completely redesigned user interface, with more interactive notifications and widgets, improved multi-tasking, and the latest and greatest Google Mobile services optimized for tablets. We also showed off pre-release applications optimized for Honeycomb, from over 17 developers including:
- Disney Mobile
- The Economist
- Fuze box
- Glu Mobile
- Google Body
- Grocery iQ
- Pulse News
- Time Magazine
- Trendy Entertainment
- War Drum Studios
Stay tuned for more at Mobile World Congress (February 14) in Barcelona where you’ll see more than 50 developers demoing their latest phone and tablet apps at the Android booth in Hall 8.
Posted by Eric Chu, Mobile Platforms Program Manager
Update (5:20PM): Full video from the event earlier is now available. Check it out!